A female group called L.O.W. Riders made up of female motorcyclists in Dallas, TX are touring, having began Sept. 2nd.
Through their word-of-mouth they discovered a group by the same name in Austin when the latter group contacted them.
The situation was a little scary before they met because of the pretense of competition and all.
But, worries were unwarranted according to writer John Wright.
Since joining L.O.W. Riders, the DFW chapter has completed eight rides, said Wright.
The Sept. 2nd ride began in Waxahachie and ends in Maypearl.
“Those who are serious can become prospects for membership, which is by invitation only,” writes Wright.
For more information, visit dfwlowriders.com.
“When I was younger I remember my mom wearing a pin that said ‘Hair by Harley,'” says one biker.
“I don’t know if people realize the pride that women take in their bikes like the men do,” said Katie Schmitz, who bought a motorcycle after seeing one at a show, having been a passenger on her husband’s bike for years.
In the movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” actress Angelina Jolie even did a handful of her own motorcycle stunts.
One female motorcycle club rode over 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours.
Dorothy “Dot” Robinson was considered the most enthusiastic and active women of motorcycling in the last century, according to harley-davidson.com. She was a member of the Motor Maids and logged up to 50,000 miles a year to promote visibility within the group. She passed away in 1999 at the age of 87 in Orlando, FL.
According to an article in The Denver Post, more women than ever are hitting the road on motorcycles in record numbers and an Orlando Sentinel story revealed that more women are moving to the front seat.
Genevieve Schmidt, the first motorcycle-riding reporter/print journalist/TV reporter who loves to write about the ride and culture, has appeared in several Kawasaki commercials and always gets asked to pose for biker ads, according to her website. In 2005 she started Women Riders Now, a marketing and consulting firm and in 2000 founded the award-winning rider magazine, Woman Rider. Schmidt started riding in 1990 and was the first and only woman in 1997 to report on TV aboard a motorcycle.
“From Clara Wagner joyously hiking up her skirt to race a motorcycle in 1910 to today’s female celebrities crusing the open roads in a blaze of chrome glory, Sasha Mullins book BikerLady delves into the history of female bikers,” according to bikerlady.com.